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Austin English

Born 1983, San Francisco, CA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Stockholm, Sweden

Solo Exhibitions

George Grosz Jr Weird Things, Toronto, Canada, January 2015

Tanti Affetti Human NYC, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, January, 2014

Happy Hour Mission Comics and Art, San Francisco, December, 2013

Selected Group Exhibitions

Character Traits, curated by Matthew Craven Asya Geisberg Gallery, Chelsea, New York, July 2015

Tip Top, curated by James Ulmer and Eddie Martinez, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY February 2014

Hot Chix: Adam Green and Friends The Hole, New York, NY January 2014

Shrink It/Pink It, curated by Irena Jurek Cathouse FUNeral, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, January 2014

Deep Fun, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA. January 2014

Draw Gym, curated by Brian Belott 247365/Know More Games Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

The End, curated by Matt Leines Beginnings Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

SKVER! Festival, Mali Lošinj, Croatia, 2011

Panelists 4, Giant Robot New York, New York, NY, 2009

Future Ink, BQE Eye Level gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2009

Group Exhibitions as Curator

Deep Fun Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, January 2014

Check-Marks Open Space, Baltimore, MD, March 2013

Published Work as Solo or Main Contributor

The Life Problem (comic), March 2013, Drippybone Books, Los Angeles, CA

Disgusting Room (comic), April 2011, Sparkplug Comic Books, Portland OR

Windy Corner #3 (comic magazine), June 2009, Sparkplug Comic Books, Portland OR

Windy Corner #2 (comic magazine), June 2008, Sparkplug Comic Books, Portland OR

Windy Corner #1 (comic magazine), March 2007, Sparkplug Comic Books, Portland OR

Christina and Charles (graphic novel), June 2005, Sparkplug Comic Books, Portland OR

Selected Anthologies/Periodicals

Drawn In: A Peek into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Cartoonists, edited by Julia Rothman, 2011, Quarry Books,

The Exquisite Book, edited by Julia Rothman, 2010 Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

Giant Robot Magazine issues #46-50 edited by Eric Nakamura, 2008-09, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

Project Romantic edited by Chris Pitzer, 2006, Adhouse Books, Richmond VA

Selected Self Published Work/Art Books

I Used to Live on Ridge Street, lmited edition stone lithograph portfolio, 2011

The Greatest Fear, limited edition dry point etching portfolio, 2010-2011

Sweetheart #’s 1-5 (May 2008-June 2009)

The Tenth Frame #’s 1-12 (October 1998- February 2004)


2013 Ignatz Awards Nominations:
Best Comic (Austin English, The Life Problem)

2008 Ignatz Awards Nominations:
Promising New Talent (Austin English, Windy Corner #2) and Outstanding Anthology/Collection (Austin English, Windy Corner #2).

2007 Eisner Award Nomination (as contributor):
Project Romantic, edited by Chris Pitzer

Best American Comics, vol. 1, 2006, edited by Harvey Pekar and Anne Elizabeth Moore. Chapter 1 of Christina and Charles selected as ‘Distinguished Comic’.

Work as Assistant

Colorist for New York Times Magazine feature Watergate Sue written and Illustrated by Megan Kelso. April 2007 through October 2007


Kungl Konsthögskolan Royal Institue of Art, Professional Project Program. Printmaking. Stockholm, Sweden Fall 2010 through Spring 2011

New School University, Eugene Lang. Received a Bachelors Degree in Modern Literature. New York, NY. May 2006